BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to Rosemont College and Brooklyn College in a non-conference tri-match to open the 2017 season on Saturday in Asplundh Field House.
In the opener, the Lions were defeated by scores of 25-13, 25-16, and 25-18. Hannah Dewees (Bryn Athyn, Pa./ANC Girls School) led the Bryn Athyn offensive attack with four kills. In her first collegiate match, Lydia Langlotz (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./ANC Girls School) recorded up three kills, four digs, two service aces, and two total blocks.
Amber Wood (Warminster, Pa./William Tennett) notched a team-high six digs and five assists.
The Lions jumped out to an early 5-3 lead in the opening set thanks to four Raven attack errors. After Rosemont ran off four straight points to move in front by two, Bryn Athyn fought back by scoring back-to-back points to even the set at seven on a Langlotz ace. Rosemont took control of the set with an 8-1 run.
Bryn Athyn fell behind 9-2 during the early stages of set two. The Lions would manage to close the gap to five twice (9-4 and 12-7). Rosemont rattled off six of the next eight points to take a double-digit lead, 19-9.
Rosemont scored the first six points of the final set. A 4-1 Lion run midway through the third, capped off with a block by Anja Weisser (McKees Rocks, Pa./Sto-Rox) and Langlotz, would bring Bryn Athyn within 14-9. The Ravens would take a set-high eight-point lead on a Lion error that made the score 17-9. Bryn Athyn got as close as five the rest of the way.
Leilani Naone-Carter paced Rosemont, posting 10 kills, seven digs, and two service aces. Ke'alohilani Naone-Carter and Holly Brady each had 10-dig efforts.
Bryn Athyn was upended by Brooklyn 25-11, 25-11, and 25-23.
Once again, the Lion offense went through Dewees as she finished the nightcap with four kills. Alexis Juritsch (Schuylkill Haven, Pa./Blue Mountain) posted 18 digs, while Wood added 10 assists.
The Lions held an early 2-1 lead in the first set. However, Brooklyn answered with a 13-1 run to take a 14-3 advantage. Bryn Athyn scored three straight points to trim its deficit to 14-6 on a Clayshona Cogmon (Chester, Pa./STEM Academy) kill. The Bulldogs finished the set on an 11-5 surge.
Brooklyn snapped a 1-1 set two deadlock by scoring 15 of the next 20 points to move ahead by double figures (16-6). The Lions got as close as eight (16-8).
Bryn Athyn trailed 21-15 in the last set. Led by three Wood service aces, the Lions cut the gap to 21-19. With Brooklyn back in front by five (24-19), Bryn Athyn came back to pull within one point, 24-23, thanks to three Bulldog errors and a Juritsch ace.
Serina Rozek had seven kills, nine service aces, and 10 digs to pace Brooklyn.
Bryn Athyn (0-2) heads to the College of St. Elizabeth for its North Eastern Athletic Conference opener on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.